Conference | Boiseries: Decoration and Migration

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 16, 2022

From the conference website:

Boiseries: Decoration and Migration from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Camden Place, Chislehurst (Kent), 12–13 January 2023

Organized by Lindsay Macnaughton and Laura Jenkins

This two-day conference investigates the cultural and commercial migrations of French eighteenth-century boiseries from their places of production in Paris and the Bâtiments du Roi to the drawing rooms of Britain and the United States. It will be the first major study of boiseries in the context of transatlantic cultural history and will build on the landmark studies of panelling as architectural salvage by Bruno Pons (1995, 2001) and the late John Harris (2007). The conference will bring together international experts and emerging scholars in the fields of art, architecture, history, and museums and heritage management and will form part of a programme of events marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Napoleon III at Camden Place.

Camden Place, where the conference will be held, is an English country house whose history and interiors have been shaped by the migration of people and decoration for over 300 years. Home to Chislehurst Golf Club, the Grade II* listed building features architectural elements by the British architects George Dance the Younger (1741–1825) and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart (1713–1788), and played host to the French Imperial court after the fall of the Empire in 1870. French chimney pieces, boiseries from the eighteenth-century Château de Bercy (demolished in 1862), and heavily carved oak panelling are among the elements that make up the house’s many layers, testifying both to the eclectic tastes of its nineteenth-century occupants and to the multifaceted, and multinational, histories of many English country houses.

Organised by Dr Lindsay Macnaughton (University of Buckingham) and Laura C. Jenkins (The Courtauld Institute of Art), with support from Chislehurst Golf Club, The Chislehurst Society, The University of Buckingham, and The Society for the Study of French History.

Tickets are available here. For enquiries, please contact lindsay.macnaughton@buckingham.ac.uk or laura.jenkins@courtauld.ac.uk.

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10.00  Registration

10.30  Introduction by Lindsay Macnaughton

10.45  Session 1 | The Cultural Impact of French Émigrés in Britain
Moderated by Lindsay Macnaughton
• Camden Place as a Headquarters of Bonapartism, 1870–1879 — Thomas C. Jones (Senior Lecturer, The University of Buckingham)
• The French Imperial Family in Exile: The Display of Collections in Camden Place, 1870–1880 — Rebecca Walker (Independent Scholar)
• Lord Hertford’s Room from the Château de Bercy — Félix Zorzo (Curatorial Assistant, The Wallace Collection)

12.45  Lunch

1.45  Session 2 | Moving Rooms: Markets and Merchants
Moderated by Mark Westgarth
• The Valued Fragment: Georges Hoentschel as Dealer in Historic Interiors — Ulrich Leben (Independent Scholar)
• Decorating on a Grand Scale: British Professional Decorators of the Early 20th Century — Pat Wheaton (Independent Scholar)
• Saviours or Gravediggers of Panelling? Some Thoughts on the Role of Merchants — François Gilles (PhD Candidate, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

3.45  Tea and Coffee Break

4.15  Keynote Lecture
• The Archaeology of Camden Place: An Architectural Conundrum — Lee Prosser (Curator of Historic Buildings, Historic Royal Palaces)

5.15  Closing Remarks

6.00  Drinks Reception

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9.30  Tours of Camden Place (Registrants)

10.00  Registration

10.30  Opening Remarks by Laura Jenkins

10.45  Session 3 | Staging the Past: Boiseries and ‘Period Rooms’
Moderated by Laura Jenkins
• History of the Paneling of the State Bedroom of the Hôtel de Chevreuse et de Luynes in Paris, 1765–2014 — Frédéric Dassas (Senior Curator, Musée du Louvre)
• The ‘Roman’ Petit Salon of the Duc d’Aumont and the 18th-Century Origins of the Period Room — Gabriel Wick (Lecturer, NYU Paris)
• ‘Un Décor Authentique et Harmonieux’: Framing and Aestheticising the Cognacq-Jay Collection — Barbara Lasic (Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art)

12.45  Lunch

1.45  Session 4 | Franco-British Collectors of Boiseries
Moderated by Helen Jacobsen
• British Duc d’Aumale: The Boiseries of Orleans House, from Twickenham to Chantilly — Mathieu Deldicque (Director, Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly)
• Contextualising the Rothschild Collection of Panelling at Waddesdon Manor (provisional title) — Mia Jackson (Curator of Decorative Arts, Waddesdon Manor)
• Uncovering Identity and a Nationalist Narrative: The Imported Interiors at Harlaxton Manor — Carter Jackson (PhD Candidate, Boston University)

3.45  Tea and Coffee Break

4.15  Session 5 | Reuse and Reinterpretation
Moderated by Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth
• Past Lives: The Mona Von Bismarck House, 34 Avenue de New York, Paris — Melany Telleen (Independent Scholar)
• Boiserie Alternatives: Wallcoverings in Glass Beads, Straw, Lacquer, Porcelain, and Feathers — Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Independent Scholar)

5.45  Closing Remarks

6.00  Tours of Camden Place (Registrants)

Colloquium | Historical Interiors and Digital Reconstructions

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 14, 2022

From the conference programme:

Historical Interiors and the Digital: The Possibilities and Limits of Virtual Reconstructions
Les intérieurs historiques et le numérique: possibilités et limites des reconstructions virtuelles pour la recherche
Online and in-person, Paris and Versailles, 17–18 November 2022

Colloque international organisé par Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art Paris, le Mobilier national et le Centre de recherche du château de Versailles

The virtual reconstruction of historical interiors—from architecture to wall decoration and furniture to textiles—has been a proven instrument of cultural mediation in recent years, particularly in museums, exhibitions and/or for the study of historical monuments (for instance in archaeology). Questions of spatial proportions and fundamental architectural units are today at the forefront, with emphasis often placed on the possibility of visiting these spaces virtually, either on a 2D screen or with an immersive headset.

However, when it comes to the recreation of the aesthetic characteristics of interiors, which are one of the key issues for their understanding, the possibilities of these new models seem limited. Depending largely on the harmonious interaction of different materials such as woods, metals, and textiles, as well as the structures of their respective surfaces, the nuances of colour or gold, or even the traces of artisanship, the existing solutions in rendering the materiality of an historic interior remain insufficient, both aesthetically and scientifically. The hope to swiftly overcome the excessively sanitized surfaces of digital models, expressed in 2013 (Kohle 2013, p. 166), has not yet come to fruition. Nevertheless, there is more to it than that, as the possibilities of using virtual reconstruction effectively for researching historical interiors—for example, through the virtual insertion of materials that are no longer ethically justifiable or prohibited today—are not fully exploited.

Focusing on the possibilities and limits of virtual reconstructions of historical interiors, of which questions of materiality are only one aspect, this conference highlights the fundamental issues that occupy current research. To attend in person or online on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17, please email interieursetnumerique@dfk-paris.org. To attend the day on Friday, November 18 at Versailles (in person or online), registration is compulsory and free here.

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Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art Paris, salle Julius Meier-Graefe

18.30  Conférence inaugurale et discussion
Realism or Believability? The Production of Sensation in Animated Films – Bill Kinder, Boxcar Pictures, Berkeley/Paris

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Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art Paris, salle Julius Meier-Graefe

9.30  Accueil par Peter Geimer, Directeur du Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art Paris

9.45  Présentation du colloque par les organisateurs

10.00  Études de cas et questions de recherche (1)
Modération : Muriel Barbier, Conservateur en chef du patrimoine, Mobilier national
• Digitally Recreating Lost Eighteenth-Century Irish Interiors: Challenges and Opportunities – Andrew Tierney, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
• De l’outil scientifique à l’« expérience de visite », le numérique à l’épreuve des enjeux de la restauration des appartements des ducs de Lorraine au château de Lunéville – Thierry Franz, Musée du château de Lunéville
• Restituer les palais impériaux napoléoniens : un défi technique et historique – Philippe Le Pareux, lycée de Valognes (Manche)
• ExploVision présente la première plateforme de consultation et d’échange autour du mobilier patrimonial – Philippe Dechenaux, Explovision

14.15  Galeries et artisanat
• La reconstitution 3D des galeries d’exposition du Garde-Meuble de la Couronne : enjeux, difficultés et compréhension d’un espace disparu – Gatien Wierez, CREHS Université d’Artois
• The Virtual Museum: Digital Reconstructions of the Kongl. Museum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm – Johan Eriksson, Department of Art History, Uppsala Universitet
• Réflexions autour de la galerie disparue de l’hôtel de Noailles à Saint-Germain-en-Laye – François Gilles, UVSQ/ENS Cachan, with Paul Feytis; Louis-Joseph Lamborot; Gabriel Wick

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Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, Auditorium, aile Dufour

9.00  Accueil par Mathieu da Vinha, Directeur scientifique du G.I.P. Centre de recherche du château de Versailles

9.15  Autres approches et apports de la 3D
Modération : Benjamin Ringot, G.I.P. Centre de recherche du château de Versailles
• Augmented Reconstruction: On Introducing a Novel Reconstruction Method for Simulating Material and Materiality Using Mixed Realities – Clemens Brünenberg, TU Darmstadt, Department of Architecture, Institute of Classical Archaeology
• Au-delà de l’illustration. Quand des étudiants de licence apportent une contribution à la recherche – Nicolas Priniotakis, Cergy-Paris Université

11.00  Études de cas et questions de recherche (2)
Modération : Benjamin Ringot, G.I.P. Centre de recherche du château de Versailles puis Michel Jordan, laboratoire ETIS – CY Cergy Paris Université / ENSEA / CNRS
• Florence4D – Fabrizio Nevola, Chair of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter
• Reconstitution 3D d’espaces intérieurs de trois domaines royaux : Versailles, Marly, Choisy – Hubert Naudeix, Aristeas
• Reconstitution d’un séjour d’Auguste le Fort à Moritzburg à l’hiver 1728 – Edouard Lussa, Histovery

15.15  Au-delà de la reconstitution 3D
Modération : Michel Jordan, laboratoire ETIS – CY Cergy Paris Université / ENSEA / CNRS
• Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics: Bringing together Physical, Computer, and Social Science Researchers – Brian Katz, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, UMR 7190
• Sacred Sound / Sacred Space: In Search of Lost Sound, Virtual Acoustic-Visual Reconstruction of Sacred Spaces of the Middle Ages – Stefan Morent, Department of the Institute of Musicology, University of Tübingen
• Reproduire l’histoire: Multi-Sensory Reconstructions of Historical Interiors for Virtual Reality – James Hutson and Trenton Olsen, Lindenwood University, Missouri

17.45  Conclusions

Conference | The Horse and the Country House

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 9, 2022

John Frederick Herring, Sr., Grey Carriage Horses in the Coachyard at Putteridge Bury, Hertfordshire, 1838, oil on canvas, 102 × 127 cm
(New Haven: Yale Center for British Art)

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From The Attingham Trust:

The Horse and the Country House: Art, Politics and Mobility
Online and In-person, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, 18–19 November 2022

The Attingham Trust is organising a stimulating two-day conference in Cambridge focused on the horse and the country house. Following on from the successful Attingham Study Programme in 2018, issues and themes relating to the equestrian culture associated with these houses will be explored by an international panel of speakers.

Horses, once so vital to the smooth functioning of the country house in England, have, more recently, been marginalized and even omitted from discussions. Existing stable blocks are seldom used for their original purposes and the signs of the working horse and horse-drawn transport are often hard to find. Inside houses, the legacy of the horse in the form of sporting art and racing trophies is more evident, but rarely examined. The conference will encourage a wide-ranging assessment of the many roles played by horses in country house life. From sporting art and memorabilia, riding dress and horse tack, carriage design, stables and stable servants, mobility and horseracing, it will explore the ways in which the horse has been central to the artistic, social, cultural, and political functions of the country house.

Following an overwhelming response to the call for papers, the advisory committee has selected a varied list of international speakers including representatives of major museums, universities, and historic houses. Spread over the two days, there will be sessions on horse welfare, the employment of stable servants, social mobility, women riders and drivers, and the visual representation and material culture of horses.

Madingley Hall is a beautiful sixteenth-century country house and garden. Built by Sir John Hynde in 1543, and occupied as a residence by his descendants until the 1860s, the Hall is now owned by the University of Cambridge. It is close to the centre of town, with free parking available onsite. Specially discounted B&B rates are available if you would like to stay at Madingley Hall. To take advantage, please email reservations@madingleyhall.co.uk quoting “horse and the country house conference.”

In person tickets are now sold out, but the conference will be live-streamed thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Carriage Association of America. Tickets are available for purchase here. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for in-person tickets, please email rebecca.parker@attinghamtrust.org.

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9.00  Registration

9.30  Welcome from Helen Jacobsen (Attingham Trust)

9.35  Introduction
• Elizabeth Jamieson (Attingham Trust) — The Horse and the Country House: An Untold History

10.00  Session 1 | The Domesticated Horse: Horse Welfare and Care of Servants
Chair: Christopher Garibaldi (University of Cambridge)
• Jana Schuster (University of Cambridge) — Transport Innovations, Stables, and Animal Welfare of the 2nd Duke of Montagu, 1709–49
• Jessica Dallow (University of Alabama, Birmingham) — Architecting Horses and Buildings: Stable Design and Culture at John Hartwell Cocke’s Bremo
• Frances Bailey (National Trust) — Chariots and Gold Cups, Tails and Hooves, Hermit and Hambletonian: The Lives of the Londonderry’s Horses
• John Stallard (Carriage Association of America) — The Pride of the Country House Stable: Carriages for Sport

11.30  Coffee Break

12.00  Session 2 | Evidence of the Horse: Architectural, Visual, and Textual
Chair: Michaela Giebelhausen (Courtauld Institute)
• Julian Munby (Independent Scholar) — Horse and Carriage in Town and Country: Sources and Issues
• Christopher Garibaldi (University of Cambridge) — Evidence of the Architectural History of the Royal Palaces of Newmarket in Paintings by Jan Siberechts and John Wootton
• Adam Menuge (University of Cambridge) — Blickling’s Early 17th-Century Stables Revisited
• Aurore Bayle-Loudet (Hermès) — Hermès and Horses, 1837–1914: A Story of Patrons and Muses

1.30  Lunch Break

2.30  Session 3 | Places for Horses: Old Buildings, New Life
Chair: Elizabeth Jamieson (Attingham Trust)
• Alexandra Lotz (State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, Saxony-Anhalt) — The Stables of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz: New Life for Historic Buildings
• Sally Goodsir (Royal Collection Trust) — Creating and Curating the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
• Allesandra Griffo (Uffizi Galleries) — The Carriage Museum in the Stables of the Pitti Palace
• Paula Martin (Harewood House Trust) — The Horse at Harewood
• Phillippa Turner (National Trust) — The National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court, Devon
• Thomas Reinhart (George Washington’s Mount Vernon) — The Mount Vernon Stables

3.45  Tea Break

4.15  Panel Discussion

5.30  Drinks Reception

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9.30  Coffee and registration for new delegates

10.00  Session 4 | Horsepower: Politics, Social Mobility, and Fashion
Chair: Oliver Cox (Victoria and Albert Museum)
• Sophie Chessum (National Trust) — Horse Racing and the Onslows of Clandon Park: A Case Study in Politics, Business, and the Country
• Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan University) — Clergy and Carriages: The Place of the Horse in the Late Georgian Parsonage
• Emma Lyons (University College, Dublin) — Racehorses, Gambling, and Equestrian Buildings of Sir Edward O’Brien of Dromoland
• Maria-Anne Privat (Château de Compiègne) — Anglomania and French Horse-Drawn Carriages

11.30  Short Break

11.45  Session 5 | Women and the Horse: Riders, Hunters, and Carriage Drivers
Chair: Frances Bailey (National Trust)
• Erica Munkwitz (American University) — Country Contentments: Women, Hunting, and the English Countryside
• Helena Esser (Independent Scholar) — Horse-Riding and Gender in the Victorian Popular Imagination
• Charlotte Newman (National Trust) — Equine Adventures and Constructions of Femininity at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall
• Whitney White (Pebble Hill Plantation) — Elisabeth ‘Pansy’ Ireland Poe: An Extraordinary American Equestrienne

1.15  Lunch Break

2.15  Session 6 | The Commodification of the Horse: Visual Representation and Culture
Chair: Lydia Hamlett (University of Cambridge)
• Sebastian Edwards (Historic Royal Palaces) — The Horse from Hanover: The Role of the Horse and Equine Sport in the Court Culture of Kings George I and II
• Timothy Cox (British Sporting Art Trust) and Karen Hladik (Independent Scholar) — The Mysterious Case of Sir T.S. Bonnet and his Horse ‘Swallow’
• Michaela Giebelhausen (Courtauld Institute of Art) — The Trouble with George Stubbs: More than Just a Horse Painter
• Alexandra Mayson (University of Oxford) — ‘Extraordinary Sagacity’: Representations of Arab Horses and Arabic Horsemanship in Four Horseracing Prizes from the 1830s
• Sheila O’Connell (Independent Scholar) — Magnificent or Comic: Horses and Riders in Prints

4.10  Closing Remarks and Tea

Conference | Asian Art in the World

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 22, 2022

From the conference website:

Asian Art in the World: Historical Influences on Culture and Society
Lisbon, Portugal, 24–26 November 2022

This three-day conference will highlight the important contribution made by Asia to world art and universal civilisation, from the remote ages of the Silk Road, and its land and sea routes, to the modern age of globalisation. Guest speakers will present comprehensive and partial perspectives of the strong or enduring ties and links established among the various regional Asian cultures present at any one time in history. These include the economic and cultural bonds that every single one of them forged with the Western cultures they came across, commencing from the period of the Roman Empire until the end of the Middle Ages and then from the first globalisation to the present day. Finally, it is our intention to show the huge prestige afforded to the many artistic cultures of Asia in the Western world. This was based primarily on admiration for their outstanding technical skills as seen in the use of a variety of materials, some of them unknown in the West, but also on general acknowledgment of the exemplary capacity to imaginatively reinvent motifs, narratives and symbolisms shown in these works of art, not to mention the many scenarios and rituals underlying those artistic manifestations, ranging from the visual and decorative arts to the performing arts.

Speaker information and abstracts are available here»

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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

9.10  Registration

9.50  Jorge Welsh, Opening Remarks

10.00  Morning Session
• Jorge Santos Alves, Fernão Mendes Pinto’s ‘Malay Mediterranean’: An Asian Geopolitical Concept in a Modern Europe Bestseller?
• Fernando A. Baptista Pereira, Identifying Indo-Portuguese Art and Its Impact in Worldwide Collections
• Brigitte Nicolas, From China to Chinoiserie: The Example of the Chinese Fan Trade and Its Legacy
• Li Zhongmou, Recent Discoveries, Exhibitions, and Researches on the Silk Roads in Mainland China

13.10  Lunch Break

14.40  Afternoon Session
• Cora Würmell, Asia in Dresden: Augustus the Strong’s Exceptional Porcelain Collection
• Clement Onn, A Transpacific Cabinet
• Nuno Senos, Asia in Portuguese Homes in the 16th Century

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Museu do Oriente

10.00  Morning Session
• Christiaan Jörg, Functional Beauty: Japanese Lacquer and Porcelain for Europe
• Alexandra Curvelo, The Circulation of Folding Screens in the Early Modern World
• Sonia Ocaña-Ruiz, Novohispanic Enconchados: The Impact of Namban Lacquer and Beyond
• Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Deciphering Asian Forms and Motifs in European Porcelain from the Meissen Manufactory

13.10  Lunch Break

14.40  Afternoon Session
• Alexandre Pais, The Blue, and the Binding Sea: Influences and Dissemination of Portuguese 17th-Century Ceramics
• Cristina Castel-Branco, Eastern Voyages and the Fascination of Exotic Gardens
• Rossella Menegazzo, Japanese Aesthetics in Western Contemporary New Perspectives of Space, Materials, and Colour

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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

10.00  Morning Session
• William R. Sargent, America and China: ‘Adventurous Pursuits in Commerce …’
• Tianlong Jiao, Linking Asia and Beyond: Presenting Chinese Arts with a New Perspective
• Francisco Clode, The Archipelago of Madeira in the Context of the Portuguese Maritime Expeditions: Casa Colombo-Museum of Porto Santo
• Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, From China to the World: Ceramics and Tea, Two Age-Old Commodities

13.10  Lunch Break

14.40  Afternoon Session
• Jessica Hallett, Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time: China, Iraq and Europe, c. 800
• Francisco Capelo, A Traveller’s Eye, 25 Years Travelling in Asia
• Valentina Bruccoleri, From the Royal Banquet to the ‘Porcelain House’: Use and Display of Chinese Porcelain in the Islamic World

Organized by Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing, the conference is sponsored by Barta & Partner, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Fundação Carmona e Costa, Fundação Oriente, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, and Sapientia Foundation.

Supported by Apollo Magazine, Fundação Medeiros e Almeida, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Orientations Magazine, Secretaria Regional de Turismo e Cultura da Madeira, and The Art Newspaper.

Symposium | Early Modern Global Political Art

Posted in books, catalogues, conferences (to attend), exhibitions, online learning by Editor on October 15, 2022

From the Krannert Art Museum:

Early Modern Global Political Art
In-person and online, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 20–21 October 2022

Romeyn de Hooghe, Marriage of William and Mary, 1677, etching (Krannert Art Museum, 2019.7.7).

Featuring emerging scholarship on the art of this period against the backdrop of the exhibition Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic, Krannert Art Museum hosts a symposium on Early Modern Global Political Art.

In the early modern period, nations, nobles, corporations, religious groups, and others found dynamic and innovative ways to use the visual arts for a wide range of political purposes. Nations dispatched elaborate diplomatic gifts to initiate and consolidate alliances. Aristocratic powers and individual collectors alike amassed collections to convey and enhance their political and economic power. Courts and cities produced ephemeral decorations to assert and display ideal political relations between nobility and their subjects, and between regional and outside authorities. Broadsheets addressing factional conflicts within and among institutions proliferated with the expansion of affordable print media. This symposium will investigate visual media that communicated political ideas, arguments, positions, and forms of resistance in the early modern period.

The event will be hybrid, blending in person presentations with online presentations via Zoom to facilitate greater accessibility and wider participation. All virtual components will be live captioned in English via Zoom. If you have a question or an accessibility request, please email us at kam-accessibility@illinois.edu. Registration is required for virtual and in-person components of the symposium.

Keynote Speakers

Dawn Odell (Lewis & Clark College) — Dr. Odell studies artistic exchange between China and northern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. She is currently writing a book on Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest, an 18th-century Dutch Immigrant to the newly formed United States whose travelogues and Chinese porcelain collection were leveraged for social and political power.

Liza Oliver (Wellesley College) — Dr. Oliver’s research focuses on 18th- and 19th-century India, Europe, and the West Indies. Her current projects include the book Empire of Hunger: Representing Famine, Land, and Labor in Colonial India and work about British prints about abolition and the Haitian Revolution.

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9.00  Catholic Rulership around the World, Part One
• Moyun Zhou (PhD Candidate, University of Hong Kong), Can You Feel Me? The Global Space of St. Paul’s in Macao, 1592–1644
• Maria Vittoria Spissu (Senior Assistant Professor, University of Bologna and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow), Bonds and Tenets in the Wider Iberian Catholic Universe: Fostering Political Unanimity by Means of Early Modern Altarpieces and Books
• Małgorzata Biłozór-Salwa (Curator of Old Master Drawings, University of Warsaw Library), Let’s Make A Crusade! Power of Images Under Louis XIII

10.20  Fashion, Part One
• Isabel Escalera (PhD Candidate, University of Valladolid), Jewelry as A Political Instrument: Renaissance Women and the Transmission of Their Power
• Diana Lucía Gómez-Chacón (Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid), Fashion as A Political Art: Gender, Monarchy, and Spectacle in Early Modern Castile

11.15  Negotiating Political Power in Republics
• Răzvan-Iulian Rusu (Graduate Student, Utrecht University), Global Gifts of Johan Maurits: Patronage, Image-Formation, Art & Material Culture
• Laura Blom (Postdoctoral Fellow, Dutch University Institute for Art History, Florence), Death as Dissent: The Macabre and the Medici in Renaissance Florence

5.30  Keynote Lecture
• Liza Oliver (Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College), An Economy of Sentiment: The Shared Language of Abolitionists and the West India Interest in Late 18th-Century British Print Culture  link»
This talk considers how spectatorial sympathy, a governing principle of 18th-century British art and literature, was deployed by opposing sides of the debate on Britain’s slave trade in the decades preceding its abolition. Considering broadsides, travel narratives, and caricatures, it argues for the ways in which sentiment became a common visual currency among both abolitionists and the pro-slavery lobby, with each side respectively seeking to sever or reaffirm the connection between morality on the one hand and self-interest and economic prosperity on the other.

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9.30  Coffee

10.00  Catholic Rulership around the World, Part Two
• Rachel Wise (2020 PhD in Art History, University of Pennsylvania), A Royal Devotion: Printed Habsburg Propaganda and the 80 Years’ War
• Angela Ho (Associate Professor, George Madison University), Risks and Payoffs: Ferdinand Verbiest’s World Map for Kangxi in Political Context

11.00  Fashion, Part Two
• Heather Hughes (Curator of Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art), Recognizing the Enemy: The Spaniard in Dutch and Flemish Costume Prints
• Nancy Karrels (2022 PhD in Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Women for Bonaparte: Political Prints and Female Self-Fashioning in France’s Cultural Conquests

12.00  Lunch Break

1.30  Keynote
• Dawn Odell (Associate Professor of Art History, Lewis & Clark College), The Politics of Personhood in A.E. Van Braam Houckgeest’s China Memoir  link»
Following his participation in the Dutch East India Company’s last embassy to the Chinese court (1794–95), A.E. van Braam Houckgeest moved to Philadelphia with an enormous personal collection of Chinese art. This talk explores van Braam’s self-fashioning through his collaboration with two unnamed Guangzhou artists and the French émigré printer and defender of race-based slavery, M.L.E. Moreau de Saint-Méry. The illustrated memoir these men produced places van Braam’s textual narrative within an expansive visual environment of Chinese landscape paintings and other works of Asian art, conjuring artistic presences as testaments to the author’s self-proclaimed virtue, prestige, and republican ideals.

3.00  Tour of Fake News and Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic

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From the Krannert:

Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 25 August — 17 December 2022

Curated by Maureen Warren

Comedians, editorial cartoons, and memes harness the power of satire, parody, and hyperbole to provoke laughter, indignation—even action. These forms of expression are usually traced to eighteenth-century artists, such as William Hogarth, but they are grounded in the unprecedented freedom of artistic expression in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.

Maureen Warren, ed., with contributions by Wolfgang Cillessen, Meredith McNeill Hale, Daniel Horst, Maureen Warren, and Ilja Veldman, Paper Knives, Paper Crowns: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic (Champaign: Krannert Art Museum, 2022), 184 pages, ISBN: ‎978-1646570294, $40.


Symposium | The Fabric of the Spanish Americas

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 14, 2022

Domestic Landscape from Quito, in Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa’s Relación histórica del viage a la América Meridional (Madrid: A. Marin, 1748). Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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From the Blanton Museum of Art:

The Fabric of the Spanish Americas
Online, Friday, 21 October 2022

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America, on view at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, this symposium will bring together scholars from Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States to further explore the social role of textile arts in colonial Latin America. The keynote will be delivered by Dr. Elena Phipps, and speakers include historians Tamara Walker and Meha Priyadarshini, along with fashion historian James Middleton. The round table discussion will feature art historians Laura Beltrán-Rubio, Martha Sandoval, and Leslie Todd. Registration is available here.


Central Time

9.00  Keynote
• Elena Phipps (Independent Scholar), Garments and Identity: Textile Traditions in the Global World of Colonial Latin America

10.00  Morning Panel
• Tamara Walker (Barnard College), Fashioning Whiteness in Colonial Latin American Art
• James Middleton (Independent Scholar), They All Greatly Affect Fine Clothes: Textiles in Eighteenth-Century Lima-School Painting
• Meha Priyadarshini (University of Edinburgh), Global Trade, Local Fashion: The rebozo, piña and mantón de Manila

11.30  Q&A

12.00  Intermission

1.30  Round Table Discussion: Artifice in Fashion, Painting and Sculpture
• Laura Beltrán-Rubio (Universidad de los Andes), The Artifice of Fashion: Creating and Performing Identities through Clothing in Colonial Spanish America
• Martha Sandoval-Villegas (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, ITESO), Habit Makes the Man… and the Woman: Portrait and New Spain Social ‘Fabric’
• Leslie Todd (Sewanee: The University of the South), The Brilliance and Brocateado of Eighteenth-Century Sculpture in Quito

Symposium | Richard Castle

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 12, 2022

From Russborough House:

Richard Castle Symposium
Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow, 4 November 2022

Richard Castle was the pre-eminent architect and landscape designer in Ireland from 1733 until his death in 1750. Yet there is still much to learn about his origins, training, office practice, and engagement with craft practitioners. His commissions included the principal town and country houses of the period and public buildings in the capital and the provinces. His surviving domestic works include Powerscourt, Hazelwood, Iveagh House, Tyrone House, Westport House, Carton, Leinster House, Newman House (85 St Stephen’s Green), Belvedere House, and Russborough, together with public projects such as Knockbreda Church and the Rotunda Hospital.

This one-day symposium draws together new and existing scholarship on Castle’s output and considers his legacy in terms of architecture, decoration, and landscape. The first such event dedicated to Richard Castle, it includes speakers from Ireland, Europe, and Britain and takes place in one of the architect’s finest and best-preserved buildings, Russborough House in County Wicklow. Tickets can be purchased here: €55 / €25 Student (includes lunch and refreshments).


9.30  Registration

10.00  Morning Session
• Christine Casey (Trinity College Dublin) — Richard Castle, Architect: What We Know and What We Need to Know
• Barbara Freitag (Dublin City University) — The Troubled Life of Richard Castle
• Simon Lincoln (Irish Architectural Archive) — Drawings by Richard Castle at the Irish Architectural Archive
• Nele Luttmann (Trinity College Dublin) — Richard Castle and 18th-Century Woodworking Crafts
• Andrew Tierney (Trinity College Dublin) — Staircases and Stair Halls in the Work of Richard Castle: A Study in 18th-Century Craftsmanship

1.00  Lunch

2.00  Afternoon Session
• Melanie Hayes (Trinity College Dublin) — Craft Practice in Richard Castle’s Early Country Houses
• Steven Brindle (English Heritage) — Richard Castle in the Context of British 18th-Century Architecture
• Finola O’Kane Crimmins (University College Dublin) — Richard Castle’s Landscapes: Design Challenges and Opportunities
• Christopher Gallagher (Historic landscape consultant) — Richard Castle and the Early Designed Landscape at Russborough


Conference | Rereading Constable

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 10, 2022

John Constable, Sir Richard Steele’s Cottage, Hampstead, 1831–32, oil on canvas, 21 × 29 cm
(New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B2001.2.25)

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From PMC:

Rereading Constable: Letters, Life, and Art
In-person and online, Paul Mellon Centre, London, 2 December 2022

Organized by Stephen Daniels and Mark Hallett

How do artists’ letters articulate professional and personal affiliations, embody networks, and forge allegiances? What role has letter writing played in artistic self-fashioning? In what ways do letters serve as a form of art-historical evidence, and help us understand works of art themselves?

R.B. Beckett’s multi-volume edition of Constable’s correspondence, published in six volumes by the Suffolk Records Society (1962–68), has long been recognised as an invaluable source for scholars working on the artist, and for all those interested in British art and culture in the late Georgian period. The published correspondence shows the painter to have been a shrewd, skilled writer, versed in a variety of literary, scientific, and biblical texts. His correspondents were, in turn, often highly articulate writers, including many family members, and many more with very different characters and backgrounds. Often utilised by art historians, the correspondence has more recently attracted the interest of scholars interested in the literary character and rhetorical conventions of nineteenth-century correspondence, who have subjected Constable’s letters to new kinds of critical scrutiny. This event will build on this important work, exploring Romantic art, culture, and society through the prism provided by the landscape painter’s correspondence.

The central structuring concept of this interdisciplinary conference is that speakers will focus on a single letter written by the artist, his correspondents, or other contemporary figures whose work, life, or letters can be understood in productive relation to Constable himself. These individual letters will be used to open up new questions and arguments about Constable’s life, practice, and identity as a painter, and about the wider artistic, literary, religious, and political cultures of his era.

Rereading Constable: Letters, Life, and Art has been organised as part of the PMC’s Generation Landscape research project. The conference is being convened by Stephen Daniels and Mark Hallett. Book tickets here.

We are offering up to five bursaries to support individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Bursaries will cover the ticket price, travel, and some expenses, including childcare. If you would like to be considered for a bursary please email events@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk with Rereading Constable Bursary in the subject field, outlining your request for a supported place by 10am, Friday, 4 November 2022.


9.30  Introduction by Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Centre) and Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham)

10.00  Session 1 | Chair: Stephen Daniels
• Alexandra Harris (University of Birmingham), New Friends, New Scenes: Constable in the Arun Valley
• Amy Concannon (University of York and Tate Britain), Strengthening Ties and Gaining Esteem: Constable Writes to Wordsworth, 15 June 1836

11.00  Tea and Coffee Break

11.30  Session 2 | Chair: Martin Postle (Paul Mellon Centre)
• Emma Roodhouse (Art Curator and Researcher), An Evening’s Amusement: Portraits, Writing, and Other Oddments from the Mason Family Album
• Sarah Cove (The Constable Research Project), A Regency ‘Nip-and-Tuck’: Constable’s Treslove Portraits Rediscovered

12.30  Lunch (provided by PMC)
Constable material available to view in the Public Study Room

1.30  Session 3 | Chair: Mark Hallett
• Morna O’Neill (Wake Forest University), John Constable, David Lucas, and Artistic Identity
• Katharine Martin (V&A and the University of Sussex), Translations and Fraught Relations: English Landscape and the Language of Collaboration

2.30  Break

2.45  Session 4 | Chair: Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre)
• Gillian Forrester (Independent Scholar), ‘Solemnity, Not Gaiety’: Language and the Production of Meaning in Constable’s English Landscape Scenery
• Elenor Ling (The Fitzwilliam Museum), The ‘Definition of our Book’: John Constable, David Lucas, and their English Landscape

3.45  Tea and Coffee Break

4.15  Session 5 | Chair: Sria Chatterjee (Paul Mellon Centre)
• Rhian Addison McCreanor (University of York and Tate Britain), Repairing the House with a Thorough Painting: Reimagining 63 Charlotte Street
• Nicholas Robbins (University College London), The Life Academy and the Origins of Landscape

5.15  Panel Discussion
Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham), Martin Myrone (Paul Mellon Centre), Trev Broughton (University of York), and Timothy Wilcox (Independent Scholar)

5.55  Closing Remarks by Mark Hallett

6.00  Drinks Reception

HECAA Zoom Event | Transporting Culture

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 3, 2022

Transporting Culture
HECAA Zoom Event, Thursday, 20 October 2022

Please join us for our next HECAA Zoom Event, Transporting Culture. It’s open to HECAA members and non-members alike. Please register in advance here.


Welcome 12.00 (EST) / 17.00 (BST)

12.15  Panel One
Moderator: Lorne Darnell (Courtauld Institute)
• Practicalities of Bearing Diplomatic Gifts from Versailles to Isfahan in 1705 — Samantha Happe (Graduate Research Teaching Fellow and Postgraduate Student, University of Melbourne, and Research Officer, Australian National University)
• Crates, Boxes, and Cases: The Transport of Works of Sculpture and Silver between Rome and Lisbon in the 18th Century — Teresa Leonor M. Vale (Senior Assistant Professor School of Arts and Humanities and Researcher of the ARTIS-Institute of History of Art, University of Lisbon)
• Transporting America: The Politics of Import and Export in the New Indies Gobelins Tapestry Set — Carole Nataf (PhD Candidate, Courtauld Institute)

1.45  Break

2.00  Panel Two
Moderator: Harvey Shepherd (Courtauld Institute)
• ‘Fortuna favet Fortibus!’ Early Modern Art Insurance — Avigail Moss (Lecturer, American University of Paris)
• A Thumb on the Scale: Examining the Control of Art in Comanche Trade Networks — Carlos Littles (Johns Hopkins University, Alumni)
• ‘Truly Chinese’: Transporting Chinese Objects to Germany in the 19th Century — Emily Teo (Postdoctoral Researcher, Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt)

Online Workshop | Lacing around the World

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on September 29, 2022

Decor la Dentelle, French, ca. 1725, silk, metallic-wrapped thread, gold, 51 × 29 cm
(Washington, DC: Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection, T-0598

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From The George Washington University Museum:

Lacing around the World and across Time
The Cotsen Textile Traces Global Roundtable
Online, 12–13 October 2022

The third annual virtual Cotsen Textile Traces Global Roundtable explores the rich traditions of lacemaking through examples from the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., October 12 and 13.

The Cotsen Textile Traces Global Roundtable: Lacing around the World and across Time includes some fifteen international scholars, artists, and designers, who will present multiple dimensions of the global art, from its history and globalization to innovations, fashion, and artistic creativity. This program is a partnership with Bard Graduate Center, New York, and Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is supported through the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection Endowment.

Those interested in attending the roundtable should register early in order to receive links and details for joining each day of the roundtable on Zoom, as well as a full program with the detailed schedule.

The Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by business leader and philanthropist Lloyd Cotsen (1929–2017). Comprised of nearly 4,000 fragments from all over the world, the collection offers insights into human creativity from antiquity to the present. Cornerstones of the collection include fragments from Japan, China, pre-Hispanic Peru and 16th- to 18th-century Europe. The entire collection is available online.

W E D N E S D A Y ,  1 2  O C T O B E R  2 0 2 2
Situating Lace: Traditions and Transmission

10.00  Introduction
• Lori Kartchner — Curator of education, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
• John Wetenhall — Director, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
• Emma Cormack — Associate curator, Bard Graduate Center
• Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer — Art historian, academic coordinator, Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

10.30  Panel 1 | Needle Lace, Bobbin Lace: Traditions and Transmissions
• Diana Greenwold — Lunder Curator of American Art, National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution
• Cecilia Gunzburger — Lecturer, decorative arts and design history, the George Washington University and Smithsonian Institution
• Sarah Besson Coppotelli — Head of collections, Musée et château de Valangin, Switzerland

11.30  Panel 2 | Mimicking Lace
• Sumru Krody — Senior curator, The Textile Museum Collection, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
• Vaishnavi Kambadur — Assistant curator, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, India

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Exploring Global Traditions and Industrial Innovations in Contemporary Creativity

10.00  Keynote Opening
• Emma Cormack — Associate curator, Bard Graduate Center
• Ilona Kos — Curator, Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
• Michel Majer — Professor emerita, Bard Graduate Center

10.30  Panel 3 | Handmade Lace Today
• Caroline Kipp — Curator of contemporary art, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
• Elena Kanagy-Loux — Collections specialist, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Nidhi Garg Allen — Founder and CEO, Marasim, New York/India

11.30  Panel 4 | Industrial Innovations
• Elena Kanagy-Loux — Collections specialist, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Jérémy Gobé — Artist, founder, Corail Artefact, France
• Rose-Lynn Fisher — Artist, United States

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